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RATINGS: 424   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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A light bodied amber ale made with wildflower honey and natural raspberry. These ingredients, combined with five domestic and imported malted barleys, Pacific Northwest hops, water and ale yeast, creat a unique, fruity ale with a soft palate and a touch of sweetness.

Editorís Note:Production moved to Glacier Brewing in Polson, MT in 2005, continued together with Flying Dog in Colorado as well in 2006. Entire production moved to City Brwery in WI in the summer of 2007. In 2009 the production was moved to Olde Saratoga in NY and Butte Creek in CA.

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2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
ChugMan (24) - USA - APR 7, 2008
Donít get me wrong, this isnít a bad beer. I just donít know if you can rightly call it beer. Very sweet flavor and aroma caters to those who might rather be drinking soda. Syrupy aftertaste clings to the palate. But again, none of these things are bad. Just not what I was expecting from a BEER.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DuffMan (6153) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 10, 2014
Bottle. Light orange, average off white head. Aroma of perfumey raspberry, light caramel. Flavour is raspberry, more candyish than perfumey, with sweet underlying malts. Not bad, but I prefer a raspberry character that is more tart and stemmy, which I think is hard to achieve with honey.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
boozedude (1614) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 12, 2014
bottle into glass, hazy brown pour with big white head, taste is very light with minor hints of syrup, and some fruit, meh, not again

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dfinney23 (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Plenty of natural-tasting raspberry but I didnít notice any honey. Almost cloyingly sweet and a bit syrupy.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
TreborWhip (392) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Bottle pours dark amber with tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of raspberries. Flavor is tart raspberry with light honey and breaded malts. A very light and rather refreshing lambic style ale. I rated this by comparing it to other beers in its style. Some of the low ratings of this ale may be due to comparing it with all ales rather than comparing it with other fruit beers.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MikeJslc (686) - USA - MAY 6, 2013
Ruby-copper, hayzy, thin off-white head. Aroma is fruity, with candi-sweet raspberry. Flavor is initially grainy and relatively dry, followed by a hint of fruity sweetness and a raspberry character that is more earthy and natural than it is in the aroma. Finishes dry and slightly tannic.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (3093) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Pours hazy brown amber with a tan cap. Scent is malt, faint raspberry. Taste is honey, bread,....with, again, a faint raspberry note. Sweet malt, caramel... Not overly fruited....more of a brown or amber ale with fruit accents. Not bad.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Reviewed 12/03/2012. Because I need to lower my average, 12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Iím not sure how old the bottle is, but I got it on clearance, so... A: Pours a moderately hazy tawny color. Great head on this one, a two finger offwhite shade with fantastic texture. Retention isnít great, but lacing is stunning. S: Raspberry candy. Tons of general sweetness with an artificial íkickí to it as expected. A hint of wheat malt tries to come through, and almost does. T: Fruity sweetness to start, before rounding out to a nondescript wheat finish. The chemical character is a bit pervasive in general. Still, it manages to be extremely bland instead of actively offensive. Congrats, I suppose? M: Not as carbonated as I anticipated, but it goes down easily enough. Still, the chemical astringency on the finish needs to go. O: Meh.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rumproasts (2549) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2012
amber with small head. quite sweet with tart raspberry. not bad if youíre in the mood for a fruity beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
berrya785 (440) - Kansas, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Aroma of blackberry. Pours amber with a white head. Taste is honey sweet and blackberry sour. Pretty good fruit beer.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Bottle @ home. Pours a hazy, brownish orange appearance with cream colored head. Very sweet, ripe raspberry, light cranberry, effervescent aroma. Tangy honey, quite sweet raspberry soda, a touch bready flavor. Somewhat cloying and quite effervescent.


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